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Original iPhone SE vs. iPhone SE 2020

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Post by ManOnTime » Fri May 01, 2020 5:03 pm

I have an iPhone SE I use as a desk/secondary phone. Since it's not a primary device for me, it doesn't have to be flagship.

I decided to order the new iPhone SE, and it came in today. Here's a side-by-side showing size difference.

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The large bezels honestly do not bother me. Also, as someone who has used Android as primary device OS since 2009, I wish they would get with the program and make setting up a new phone as efficient as Apple.
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Re: Original iPhone SE vs. iPhone SE 2020

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Post by Boourns » Fri May 01, 2020 5:54 pm

How do you like it? I have been on Android since 2014 but before that I had iphones, starting with the 3G. Currently have a Pixel 3 and will be upgrading this year. This new SE has me considering a switch back. Is the camera on par with Android phones?
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Post by ManOnTime » Fri May 01, 2020 6:17 pm

Boourns wrote:
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How do you like it? I have been on Android since 2014 but before that I had iphones, starting with the 3G. Currently have a Pixel 3 and will be upgrading this year. This new SE has me considering a switch back. Is the camera on par with Android phones?
I haven't had a chance to play with it much yet. At first glance, I think this and the Pixel 4a will be the sub-$500 phones to beat.

Unscientific camera comparison. These are taken at approximately the same distance and angle from the watch and have the same focus point. Straight off the phones, untouched by editing. Crappy desk lighting, and back-lit by two IPS monitors.

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Post by Dec1967 » Fri May 01, 2020 7:27 pm

The SE 2020, in my opinon, is a game-changer on every level.

Employing the A13 chip and other amazing tech into a $399 starting price puts every other phone manufacturer on notice.

I'm thrilled. I have an SE (original) as our house phone. It's going to get replaced with the new SE 2020. Image
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Post by Dec1967 » Fri May 01, 2020 7:28 pm

The photo from the new SE is ridiculously clear.
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Post by ManOnTime » Fri May 01, 2020 7:58 pm

Dec1967 wrote:
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The photo from the new SE is ridiculously clear.
It's a bit too grainy in this lower light situation for my liking.

IF the 4a comes in around the same price, it's really going to set a mid-tier battle up. My hunch is the 4a will have better chops when it comes to image processing, though.
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Re: Original iPhone SE vs. iPhone SE 2020

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Post by Sporkboy » Sat May 02, 2020 7:45 am

I had to replace my SE with a more expensive phone in November. I wish the new SE had been our. Grrr.
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Post by pdsf » Sat May 02, 2020 1:52 pm

I have a SE and while it's still working okay, I am tempted to get the SE 2020 because my phone is getting a bit slow and the battery life is meh. Thanks for posting the comparisons.
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Re: Original iPhone SE vs. iPhone SE 2020

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Post by Spirit of the Watch » Mon May 11, 2020 4:13 am

From what I've heard the SE 2020 tends to lean towards warm colors, the 3a (and presumably the 4a) cool colors. The Pixel line has night mode, which the SE lacks of course.

I'm considering buying a 4a at pre-order. My s7 needs replacing and while I like the s10e, I wanna try something new and it must have a headphone jack. So, I'd never buy an iPhone for myself.


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Post by ManOnTime » Mon May 11, 2020 9:05 am

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From what I've heard the SE 2020 tends to lean towards warm colors
That's been my experience with it so far. I don't mind it though, and it's easy enough to adjust in post-processing.
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Re: Original iPhone SE vs. iPhone SE 2020

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Post by cortman » Mon May 11, 2020 8:07 pm

I just broke my phone last weekend, and have been phone shopping for the first time in almost 3 years. I used to be super into the latest in mobile technology but I've taken a hard turn towards not caring in the last half decade or so lol.
The new iPhone SE was a top contender, that and the Pixel 3A, but I eventually went with the Pixel. I've been an Android user for a long time and I like how easy it is to transfer files to and from Android, which I use with my FLAC music collection.
It was really a tossup between the two. I think the Pixel 3A's camera just so edges out the SE in my opinion.
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Re: Original iPhone SE vs. iPhone SE 2020

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Post by Elkins45 » Sat May 16, 2020 2:46 pm

I’m carrying an original SE and even with an external battery case it barely lasts for a day of moderate use. I’m pretty sure I’ll be buying a new SE pretty soon. I might try a battery replacement first with the idea that if I screw it up I’m just going to buy a new phone.
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